Theresa A. Sandoval

D: 713.588.0887


2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 1520

Houston, Texas 77019

Theresa A. Sandoval


Ms. Sandoval began practicing law in Houston after graduating from The University of Texas School of Law in 2000.  Theresa has a wide variety of litigation experience.  Initially, Theresa worked on a national products liability team while with Shook, Hardy & Bacon representing pharmaceutical and tobacco defendants in complex products liability litigation matters. Additionally, she has helped a small geophysics firm regain lost royalties on projects in Equatorial Guinea, arbitrated a multimillion dollar separation matter for a local law firm, and handled probate and estate matters.  Theresa also has the unique experience of having worked as in-house counsel for a national manufacturing company where she negotiated contracts and disputes with vendors and customers.

Today, Theresa focuses her practice on employment-related litigation, investigation, and counseling. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, small companies, individuals, and non-profits.  Theresa routinely represents corporations as both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of employment and commercial contract matters. She also conducts investigations regularly, including complaints related to race, gender, age, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile environment, conflict of interest, immigration and nationality, and misappropriation of funds both within the United States and internationally.  In addition, Theresa enjoys counseling and advising individuals and small-business owners as their employment needs evolve.  Her goal is to find innovative, yet practical, solutions for her clients.

Ms. Sandoval has been named by Texas Monthly magazine as a "Rising Star."

Representative Matters

Business Litigation

  • Representation of international energy company against former head of U.S. Operations for misappropriation of trade secrets and raiding a team of key employees.
  • Representation of international energy company in several breach of employment agreement cases.
  • Representation of individuals against international energy company in breach of contract matter.
  • Representation of individuals against former manufacturing company.
  • Representation of physicians in non-competition matter against their former partners.
  • Representation of an international drilling company in a non-compete case involving theft of trade secrets, the improper solicitation of the company's key employees and breach of contract related to the acquisition of a multi-million business unit.

Employment Litigation

  • Handled employment investigations involving sexual harassment, race, disability, age, and gender discrimination.
  • Representation of international energy company in national origin discrimination matter.
  • Representation of small business owner against former employee in contract and discrimination case.
  • Representation of local non-profit in investigation of discrimination claims.
  • Routinely called upon to advise corporations and individuals in a variety of employment related issues.

Securities Litigation

  • Representation of retail brokerage firms and registered representatives in investigations, litigation, and arbitration before FINRA (formerly NASD), NYSE and AAA.
  • Represented securities brokerage firms in multiple raiding, tortious interference and non-compete cases.
  • Arbitrated promissory note cases on behalf of national securities firms.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas J.D. Received May 2000
  • Honors:    Endowed Presidential Scholar, Semi-Finalist – Thad T. Hutchison Moot Court Competition Spring 1997
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas B.A., History, May 1996

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Member of the State Bar of Texas, licensed November 2000
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Community Involvement

  • Founding Board Member, Adoptive Families of Houston
  • Court Appointed Advocate, Child Advocates
  • Law Advisory Board, Children At Risk
  • "Rising Star" Texas Monthly magazine 2007                
  • Recipient of Rice University Young Alumni Association’s Builder’s Award (outstanding young alumni volunteer) in 2008         

Articles And Publications

  • “Two Courts Limit Plaintiffs’ Ability to Avoid Federal Court in Prescription Drug Cases,” International Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter , 2000
  • “Labor and Employment Alphabet Soup: Family Leave or Termination?” The Texas Lawyer Executive Legal Advisor in 2006